The Middle East’s new battle lines

Source:Brookings Date:21May2018

A good treaties on the evolution of Turkey-Iran relationship. It will be difficult to preserve the current compartmentalization, as US inweighs, and Iran encircles Turkey  in the south.:


Ultimately, while Saudi Arabia and Israel view Iran as an existential threat that they must confront, Ankara sees Tehran as a regional rival and neighbor with which it should compete and, at times, cooperate. This does not mean that Turkey would reject any plan designed to limit Iran’s influence in its neighborhood, especially one that global powers such as the US and Russia devised. But, for Turkey to accept it, such a plan must exclude regime change in, or military confrontation with, Iran.